I have been upgrading my computer lately and things have been going relatively smoothly (good advice always does it!) until I got to installing the second hard drive.
The computer is a Dell Dimension E310 and the original hard drive comes in a blue plastic bracket that holds the drive and slides in and out as needed. In the directions on adding a second hard drive, it says to use the 2nd blue plastic bracket to add the second hard drive.
Problem is it never came with a second bracket! :a Waited on Dell Chat for 15 minutes as the next in line but I guess I wasn’t in the mood to keep waiting. Couldn’t find any information on the Dell website regarding this item either and looking at newegg and MicroCenter got me no where. I was told by the salesperson that I could just screw the drive in (I have had no problem doing that in previous computers) but in this computer there is just nothing to screw it to.
Anyone familiar with Dell’s hard drive set up? Even the 18" Sata cable is too short for the proper installation; it works but it doesn’t go in the brackets as the other one does. It just cuts across the inside of the computer. That doesn’t seem to be that important.
Thank you for your time and ideas!